How can the heart travel to God, when it is chained by its desires?
God is not willing to do everything, and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death ... I think. peace and tranquillity will return again.
You can have religion with spirituality. You can also have religion without spirituality.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe - it only matters what you do.
Who is the most favoured of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creatures.
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
By God, when you see your beauty you will be the idol of yourself.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
An almost forgotten truth, even among some practising Christians, is that it's never the physical world, but only the spirit of the world that is evil. Therefore the soul must detach itself from the spirit of the world.
I defy anyone to imagine an environment more exquisitely designed to provide us with opportunities for spiritual growth than this life of ours.
The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.